Local family business Cotteswold Dairy invest at the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury
PUBLISHED: 17:00 19 January 2016
A partnership has been forged with Tewkesbury’s own Cotteswold Dairy & The Roses Theatre to bring a delightful coffee shop to the town of Tewkesbury and the result is definitely worth a visit.
The Roses Theatre, Tewkesbury, has transformed their existing look with an expansion that has created a light open space and an ideal venue for many different functions. Gone is the small kiosk to buy nibbles whilst watching an event and instead is a contemporary and airy building boasting the fantastic ‘Cotteswold Coffee @ The Roses’. Not only is there a range of coffees, teas and bakes available, but there are also many different flavours of milkshakes on offer which are served in glass milk bottles with straws. “Whilst this was meant to be for the children, the adults seem really taken with them,” explains Roseanne McEwan, brand development manager from Cotteswold Dairy and third generation of the Workman family.
Cotteswold Dairy still deliver milk to the doorstep in glass bottles so felt it was apt to do the same at the theatre. Infographics and photographs of the dairy are on the walls of the coffee bar to explain to those visiting the history of the dairy and the benefits of local fresh milk. ‘We have wanted a presence in Tewkesbury town centre for a long time and when we were approached for this joint venture, it was ideal’, comments Roseanne, “we have had a strong affliction with the Roses for several years and are thrilled to be able to help them develop the Roses into the venue that people talk about and will want to visit time and time again.”
For those not familiar with the history of Cotteswold dairy, they have delivered and supplied milk and other quality products in Tewkesbury and the local area since 1938. Before they moved to their current location in Northway Lane, they were in Cotteswold Road, which is just around the corner from The Roses. Not only that, but Harry Workman who started the dairy always took his Grandchildren to The Roses for events and this has passed down through the generations – yet another reason why they think it’s great to be located within the theatre.
Beckie Smith, Marketing and Development Director for The Roses, has worked tirelessly with her team over the last few months and they have thought of every detail to make an amazing Arts Centre that can be used for so many different events. “This is a monumental time in The Roses’ history and we are so delighted that it has been so well supported and so welcomed by so many. Working with Cotteswold Dairy is clear example of how two of the county’s leading businesses can work in partnership for the greater good of each other, and we are delighted to have them on board”, says Beckie Smith, Director of Marketing and Development at The Roses. The auditorium has had a refresh and although the upstairs bar has not quite been finished, it’s really taking shape and looks stunning.
Make sure to go for a visit – either to see a show, the pantomime or even just for a milkshake.